Captain George Galdorisi is a career naval aviator and an award-winning, bestselling author who began his writing career in 1978 with an article in U.S. Naval Institute Proceedings. He is the Director of Strategic Assessments and Technical Futures at the Navy's C4ISR Center of Excellence in San Diego, California.
During his career as a naval aviator he completed operational assignments in all five fleets. After completing a tour as Test Director in the LAMPS Mk III Program Office, he was one the cadre who stood up the Navy’s first LAMPS Mk III squadron, HSL-41. His operational assignments culminated in commanding officer tours of HSL-43, the Navy’s first operational LAMPS Mk III squadron, HSL-41, the LAMPS Mk III Fleet Replacement Squadron, USS Cleveland (LPD-7), and Amphibious Squadron Seven. His last operational assignment spanned five years as Chief of Staff for Cruiser-Destroyer Group Three, embarked in the USS Carl Vinson and USS Abraham Lincoln. During this final tour he also led the U.S. Delegation for military-to-military consultations with the Chinese Navy.
In addition to his Rick Holden thrillers, published by Braveship Books, he has written several bestselling novels in the rebooted Tom Clancy’s Op-Center series, including Out of the Ashes, Into the Fire, Scorched Earth, and Dark Zone. With his collaborator, Dick Couch, he wrote the New York Times best seller, Tom Clancy Presents: Act of Valor, the novelization of the Relativity Media film. He is also the author of the Naval Institute Press book, The Kissing Sailor, which proved the identity of the two principals in Alfred Eisenstaedt's famous photograph.
George has received a number of national and international writing awards, including: the Navy League of the United States Alfred Thayer Mahan Award for Literary Achievement, the Naval Helicopter Historical Association Mark Starr Pioneer Literary Award, and the Surface Navy Association Literary Award, among others.